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Description - Rich Democracies by Harold L. Wilensky

In this landmark work, the culmination of thirty years of systematic, comprehensive comparison of nineteen rich democracies, Harold L. Wilensky answers two basic questions about their similarities and differences: (1) What is distinctly modern about modern societies - in what ways are they becoming alike? (2) How do variations in types of political economy shape system performance? Rich Democracies is a definitive account of what taxing, spending, and public policies mean for the well-being of people. Drawing on data covering the past fifty years and more than four hundred interviews he conducted with top decision-makers, Wilensky provides a richly detailed account of the common problems modern governments confront and their contrasting styles of conflict resolution. He concludes with a fresh look at theories of "American exceptionalism." The result is new light on the likely paths of development of rich democracies as they become richer.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520232792
ISBN-10: 0520232798
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x 50mm)
Pages: 922
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Harold L. Wilensky

Harold L. Wilensky is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of California at Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the author or co-author of twelve previous books, including Industrial Society and Social Welfare (1958, 1965); Organizational Intelligence: Knowledge and Policy in Government and Industry (1967); The Welfare State and Equality (California, 1975); Democratic Corporatism and Policy Linkages (1987); and Intellectuals in Labor Unions (1956). Before joining the University of California in 1963 he taught at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. in sociology.

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